P&P Live! & JACL Present Maia & Alex Shibutani-Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan—with David Inoue

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

This event is in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

In this second installment of the Kudo Kids series, middle schoolers Mika and Andy head off to New York City with their parents for Spring Break. Plans of visiting historic landmarks, eating delicious food, and catching up with their Aunt Kei and cousin Jenny are on the agenda while their sports reporter mom covers March Madness at Madison Square Garden. But their Big Apple adventure turns rotten when a dress that their Aunt Kei designed goes missing on their watch right before her first fashion show. Told in alternating perspectives from puzzle loving Andy to photography focused Mika, this fast past and fun mystery will not only test the siblings’ power of observation but their ability to work together as a team.

Joining Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani in conversation is David Inoue from the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). Through the decades, the JACL has been an advocate for issues that benefit the progress of Japanese Americans and Asian Americans in combating prejudice and bigotry.

Signed bookplates will be available with book purchase while supplies last.

Maia and Alex Shibutani (aka the ShibSibs) are two-time Olympic bronze medalists, three-time world medalists, Four Continents Champions, and two-time US National Champions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to share an ice dancing medal. Off the ice, the ShibSibs are known for sharing their personalities, experiences, and interests on social media to bring new audiences to their sport. They travel the world and enjoy spending time together (most of the time), eating food (all of the time), and meeting new people (any time!).

David Inoue is the Executive Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the U.S. David’s previous experience includes leadership roles in the nonprofit world, including grassroots work and government relations. He lives in the DC area with this wife and two children.

Ages 8-12

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Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593113769
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Razorbill - May 4th, 2021

Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593113752
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Published: Razorbill - April 6th, 2021

Not Signed or Personalized